Workers’ compensation fraud has a trickle-down effect on everyone

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"A onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota has admitted to vigorously participating in dog agility events while cheating the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by falsely claiming that a workplace injury sharply limited her time on the job. Lisa A. Schafer, 57, of Glenwood, pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul last week to theft of government funds in connection with the thefts that spanned more than 3½ years until May 2019. In exchange for her guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said it would ask the court to spare Schafer a…

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